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Accident or Public Liability (PIPA) Claims

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If you are injured in a public or private place that is 'in the public domain' you may have a compensation claim. 

These types of claims are often referred to as slip, trip or fall injuries and commonly occur in parks, shopping centers and amusement venues, cafes and hotels. 

Individuals, businesses and organisations (like a local council) have a duty of care to ensure the safety of people who visit their premises. Places should be hazard free with safety measures in place to prevent risk.

Types of public liability claims may include:

  • injuries in parks, pavements, leisure centers or other public places. These could include back and neck injuries from a slip trip or fall.
  • injuries in rental premises from things like a wobbly balcony.
  • injury in a private building like a shopping center, nightclub or bar.
  • injuries caused by animals, for example, a dog attack.
  • amusement venue injuries.
  • recreational and sporting injuries like a diving or boating accident.
  • food poisoning.
  • physical assaults.
  • schoolyard injuries.
  • sexual assaults.
  • aviation injuries.
  • health and fitness injuries.
  • public transport injuries on buses and trains.

Public liability claims are referred to as PIPA claims because the legislation that covers the regulation of the claims process is the Personal Injury Proceedings Act Qld.

I have been injured at a public place. What can I do?

If you have an injury from something that happened in a public place, for example, a shopping centre, a park, a café, an amusement venue, hotel, a footpath etc, these are called PIPA claims they as come under the Personal Injury Proceedings Act Qld.
When you call us, we will ask you:
- About the accident
- About your injuries
- The date your accident happened
- Where it happened
We will also ask for your full name, contact details, and how you found us.
We will arrange a time for your free appointment to discuss your claim in more detail as soon as possible.

What Can I Claim Compensation for?

  • The law tries to put a money value on your loss.
  • You can claim compensation for:
  • Pain and suffering. This is called general damages or non-economic loss.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life because of your injury (including psychological injury).
  • Past and future wage loss or loss of earnings.
  • Past and future loss of superannuation entitlements.
  • Past and future expenses eg. Medical expenses, travel and home and vehicle modifications.
  • Care and help provided by friends, members of your family or commercial care costs.
  • Loss of capacity to care for someone who depends on you.

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When you choose O’Shea Dyer as your Compensation lawyer, you have a team of experienced legal professionals, led by Ivan Baxter and Tyla Leo, working on your case.



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